Saturday, January 25, 2014

Windows 8.1: Using your desktop wallpaper as your Start Screen background

Using your desktop wallpaper as Start Screen background
One of the things Windows 8.1 added is the ability to use your desktop wallpaper as the background in your Start Screen. This creates the illusion of the Start Screen being transparent.

Here's how to enable it:
  1. Right click on your taskbar and click properties
  2. Open the Navigation tab
  3. Make sure "Show my desktop background on Start" is checked
  4. Click OK to apply changes immediately
That's all it takes.